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Milwaukee Boat Line

101 W Michigan St, Milwaukee, WI 53203-2903
+1 414-294-9450
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Happy Hour cruise was fun!

Enjoyed a Happy Hour Cruise with a group of business colleagues. Great way to see the city from... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Patricia S
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
A very puny tour!

This was such a relaxing tour. Beautiful trip on the lake with a very humorous guide. Information... read more

Reviewed 20 July 2017
Tim S
Chicago, Illinois
via mobile
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Welcome to the home of the IROQUOIS, VOYAGEUR, & VISTA KING, Milwaukee's favorite double-decker excursion vessels approved to cruise on the Milwaukee River, Harbor AND Lake Michigan. Milwaukee Boat Line continues a fifty-plus year tradition of celebrating the beauty and charm of Milwaukee.
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good40%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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101 W Michigan St, Milwaukee, WI 53203-2903
+1 414-294-9450

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed a Happy Hour Cruise with a group of business colleagues. Great way to see the city from another perspective. Relaxing and fun. Bar on board helps keep the mood festive. Boat is a little older and not fancy but staff were friendly and the...More

Thank Patricia S
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

This was such a relaxing tour. Beautiful trip on the lake with a very humorous guide. Information and fun. Having a bar on board is great! Let the sangria flow.

Thank Tim S
Reviewed 20 July 2017

I was a bit hesitant to use this tour as their fleet is old and shows the age, but the river boat tour company I had used in the past was closed on Monday. Since this was the only day available for my out of...More

2  Thank Becky W
Reviewed 19 July 2017

This boat tour is a great way to see a lot of Milwaukee from a different perspective. The 90-minute ride took us on the Milwaukee River and out a ways onto Lake Michigan. Very interesting and informative. Take a sweater for the portion of the...More

Thank Denise B
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

When you take a history boat tour, you expect some coherent, linear history. You get a chatty , disorganized chat about some buildings and events without an overarching framework. I wouldn't have minded the corny puns if there was more information provided. Plus the information...More

Thank DianaID19
Reviewed 14 July 2017

We had a really good time on this boat tour. We sat on top since the weather was nice. You do have to get there early if you want to sit on top in the open area. They gave a lot of information but also...More

Thank Isf27
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

We did the happy hour adults-only tour. The views of the city from the river and Lake Michigan were 5 star. As resident of the East Coast, it was fascinating to see the large ocean-going cargo ships on Lake Michigan. The commentary by the guide...More

Thank luckydog57
Reviewed 18 June 2017

I chose the 90-minute History & Architecture Sightseeing Cruise. This turned out to be the perfect length and the perfect combination of things to see, and was one of the better river / harbor tours I've taken. The cruise includes a long stretch of the...More

Thank Dave_in_Reno
Reviewed 11 June 2017

We took the 4pm boat cruise. Our tour guide, Laef, was excellent. He was very knowledgeable, provided a thorough and interesting narration, and was able to answer any question thrown his way. Our tour happened to be with many 8th graders on their graduation field...More

Thank MelissaAnne24
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

This 90-minute trip was well worth the price. It got our elderly parents on a boat with a minimum of trouble. The guides were informative and pleasant. Even though our parents probably never heard much of the presentation, they thoroughly enjoyed it.

1  Thank Tim L
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Lynne T
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Response from mrscold | Reviewed this property |
There is no inexpensive way. The high speed ferry is very pricey, especially if you are taking a car. (That one runs out of Milwaukee). The other option is the USS Badger, which runs about 2 hours north of Milwaukee out of... More